The movie stars Academy Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden, known for her roles in "Into the Wild" (2007) and "Mystic Rivers" (2003), alongside Oscar Jaenada Catalán, winner of a Goya for his role in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (2011)
Around the world "Jurassic World," which is set in Costa Rica but was actually shot in Hawaii, has snapped up $981 million in its opening two weeks, making it the most globally profitable film of all times.
Velázquez is a very competent filmmaker, and much of the cinematography is breathtaking. She photographs the rain forest, the dirt roads, the dismal shacks, and the local haunts with a keen eye, and no detail is spared. The acting is decent, even good, but Velázquez never asks the stars to show true rage, longing, melancholy, or fear.
It's less irrational than it sounds that the three scarcest commodities in the post-apocalyptic world envisioned by "Mad Max: Fury Road" — gasoline, bullets and water — are expended with an almost lunatic profligacy.
An experimental feature like “Carmina Fide” is emblematic of Costa Rica’s expanding film scene, and this week is a great time to catch some Tico flicks: Veritas University is screening “Panorama,” a film festival showcasing recent Costa Rican cinema.
The Festival began in 2012 as a project of the Costa Rican Center for Cinematographic Production, inspired by various film festivals taking place in both Latin America and Europe. Its mission: to bring audiovisual art forms to parts of Costa Rica beyond the Central Valley.